Eller MBA Alumni
MBA, Concentration in Finance
BS in Environmental Engineering, U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
I was born in Denver and raised in northeastern Ohio. Following my undergraduate experience, I started my professional career as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. For nine years, I held various leadership and management positions of increasing responsibility, including two combat deployments to Afghanistan.
When I decided to leave the Army, I knew a MBA was the best way to prepare myself with the skills necessary for a successful switch from the military to the corporate world. The University of Arizona Eller College's full-time MBA program was the right fit for my personal and professional aspirations. Professionally, my primary goal going in the program was to build my business acumen through a course load covering a wide range of topics.
Tucson has all the amenities of a big city but retains that small town feel. Living here has been wonderful for me and my family.
Arizona and the full-time MBA program have exceeded my expectations and allowed me to achieve my goals. The low faculty-to-student ratios really facilitate learning and are the greatest aspect of this program. The case competition program provides a great extracurricular way to build crucial, real world skills.
I am currently a finance professional with Raytheon Technologies in Tucson. The Eller MBA provided me all the tools and resources necessary to make my mid-career switch from Soldier to civilian a successful one. In my current position, I use skills and knowledge acquired through the MBA program on a daily basis. I believe that the Eller MBA program is a great step for any recently separated veteran looking to jump-start his civilian career. I'm happy to discuss my personal journey with any prospective students.
Clubs and Organizations
- Arizona Army National Guard
- United States Military Academy Alumni Association of Southern Arizona
- Sigma Phi Epsilon Mentor Board